McNeilus Delivers Distinctive Metro-Pak Rear Loader Vehicles to Valparaiso, Chile

Amazing graphics celebrate local culture and career of legendary catoonist.


McNeilus has delivered three McNeilus® Metro-Pak Rear Loader refuse vehicles to Valparaiso, Chile. Each vehicle features full-body graphics that honor the works of Valparaiso’s own Lukas, an acclaimed cartoonist whose drawings have been said to capture the soul of the Chilean people.

DODGE CENTER, Minn. (Dec. 1, 2014) – McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, has delivered three McNeilus® Metro-Pak® Rear Loader refuse vehicles to the municipality of Valparaiso, Chile. Each vehicle is emblazoned with full-body graphics that display the many works of Valparaiso’s own Lukas, an acclaimed cartoonist whose drawings are said to have captured the soul of the Chilean people.

Valparaiso is a new McNeilus customer. Geoprospec, a McNeilus dealer, will provide service to the city under the long-term service contract it has with Valparaiso. Before going on duty, the trucks were displayed in a central downtown square and recognized at a special ceremony attended by Valparaiso’s Mayor, Jorge Castro.

“McNeilus is proud to be granted the distinction of providing these three special vehicles with their stunning graphics that reflect the customs and cultural life in Valparaiso,” said Erick Montero, McNeilus director of international sales. “We are thrilled to have these vehicles serve the citizens of Chile’s cultural capital, while honoring one of its most-loved artists.”

Artist Renzo Pecchenino, known by his pen name, Lukas, has special ties to Valparaiso and became renowned as a cartoonist and illustrator whose work has appeared in Chilean newspapers and magazines.

The McNeilus Metro-Pak Rear Loader is available in 11-, 13-, 15-, and 19-cubic meter (14-, 17-, 20-, and 25-cubic yard) body configurations and a 2.3-cubic meter (2.5-cubic yard) tailgate capacity. Built with abrasion resistant (AR) steel throughout the body floor, sidewalls, and roof for added strength and durability, the Metro-Pak is easy to maintain, with features like quick-change polyethylene slide shoes.

McNeilus dealer Geoprospec offers a full line of McNeilus refuse vehicles, McNeilus ready-mixed concrete mixers, and CON-E-CO® batch plants. Geoprospec stocks a wide range of replacement parts and accessories and features a fleet of mobile support vehicles. Geoprospec also provides comprehensive body mounting and replacement services, including a new on-site paint booth.

Valparaiso, Chile (population 285,000) is a major seaport, the third largest metropolitan area, and headquarters for the Chilean National Congress. The city, also known as the “Jewel of the Pacific,” is a major educational center and home to four universities and several large vocational colleges.

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About McNeilus
McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is an industry- leading manufacturer of refuse truck bodies. McNeilus produces a complete line of rear load, front load, and automated side load units to augment any refuse collection fleet. Each product line offers multiple models to fit your specific needs. Through its Next Generation Initiatives (NGEN) program, McNeilus designs, installs and services compressed natural gas (CNG) solutions for heavy duty fleets of all types. All supported by a comprehensive, factory direct sales and service network equipped with replacement parts to bring new life to your entire fleet. McNeilus is leading the way toward the next generation of vehicle solutions. For more information about McNeilus, visit

About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to

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McNeilus Donates Bridgemaster Mixer to CIM Auction at World of Concrete

CIM Auction helps support education initiatives for the Concrete Industry Management program.


The signature item for the 10th annual Concrete Industry Management Auction at the 2015 World of Concrete tradeshow is a McNeilus Bridgemaster Mixer.

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program – a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management – is pleased to announce the signature item for their 10th annual auction at World of Concrete is a Mack Granite step forward axel model mounted with a McNeilus 11-cubic-yard Bridgemaster concrete transit mixer, donated by Mack Trucks, Inc. and McNeilus Co., a Division of Oshkosh Truck.

“The truck chassis donated by Mack Trucks and the concrete mixer donated by McNeilus Company is the strong foundation we need to help ensure a successful CIM Auction at the 2015 World of Concrete,” says Michael Philipps, CIM Auction Committee Chairman. “We are very appreciative that, over the past many years, these two industry leading manufacturers have collaborated on a significant donation to our auction. It speaks volumes to their commitment to the concrete industry and the importance they place on the CIM program.”

The truck is a 2015 Mack truck and specifications include:

  • Chassis # GU713
  • GSO #77437
  • Set forward axle 248 in. wheel base
  • MP7-365HP engine with REPTO
  • Allison RDS 4500 Automatic
  • FXL20 20,000 lbs. front axle
  • 46,000 lbs. Mack S462 rear axle with Hendrickson HMX460
  • Single frame 11.811″ x 3.54″ x 0.37″
  • Fuel tank – 50 gallon – left hand
  • Chassis only weight – 17,737 lbs.

The mixer specifications for the 2015 McNeilus Bridgemaster are:

  • 11 cubic yard M77P 46-in. Paver Bridgemaster
  • BM cobalt cylinder
  • 3/16 AR steel drum and fins
  • PMP 7.1 drum drive with Eaton 54 series Hydros
  • Eaton electronic drum control with constant speed
  • Three extension chutes
  • Upper ladder gate
  • 150 gallon aluminum water tank
  • Air disc chute lock

“Mack and McNeilus are proud to once again support the Concrete Industry Management program’s annual auction with the donation of the Mack Granite chassis and the McNeilus Bridgemaster mixer body,” says Stu Russoli, Mack Vocational Product Manager and Tom Harris, Vice President, Concrete Mixers at McNeilus. “More than most, Mack and McNeilus understand the importance in supporting our customers, which is why we support CIM which encourages and educates those interested in the concrete industry.”

The 10th annual auction will be held Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 in the North Hall, Room N262 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The silent auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and the live auction begins at 1 p.m. Once again this year, Internet bidding will be available on the Ritchie Bros. website, To participate in electronic auction bidding, bidders must register a week in advance.

For a full list of auction items, please visit